Federer must find a way to keep Nadal off balance

Rafael Nadal has had little compunction going straight for his opponents' jugular at the French Open. While the thought of him losing is almost unfathomable, Roger Federer is confident he can make a dent in his foe's armor.

Updated: June 7, 2008, 4:40 PM ET

PARIS -- If there were any doubts nagging blisters and an oppressive clay-court season leading up to the French Open would blunt Rafael Nadal's quest for a fourth straight title, he dispelled those quickly.

Nadal has yet to concede a set, while improving his unblemished Roland Garros mark to 27-0. The No. 2 Spaniard is also bidding to join Bjorn Borg as the only players to four-peat on the hallowed grounds of Roland Garros.

For the third consecutive season, Nadal will ...

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